An IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Module for the NS-3 Simulator

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Executive Summary

ns-3 is a recently released next generation simulator intended as a replacement of the popular ns-2. It enables a highly rich set of features and is expected to become the first choice of the scientific community soon. ns-3 is in its evolution phase and work at different fronts is still ongoing. With the recent emergence of broadband wireless networks, simulation support for such networks, especially IEEE 802.16 WiMAX, is becoming a necessity. This paper proposes and discuss in detail the design and implementation of an IEEE 802.16 WiMAX module for ns-3, with the Point-to-MultiPoint (PMP) mode and the WirelessMAN-OFDM PHY layer.

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